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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-11

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-11


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Set 1, Acoustic GD Set: The Monkey & The Engineer, Don't Ease Me In, I've Been All Around This World, Dark Hollow, Black Peter, El Paso, New Speedway Boogie, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), Rosalie McFall, A Voice From On High%*, Cold Jordan*, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot*

Set 2, NRPS: Whatcha Gonna Do, Truck Drivin' Man, Dirty Business, Lodi%, Last Lonely Eagle, The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line, Fair Chance To Know, Henry, Honkytonk Woman

Set 3, Electric GD: Night Of The Living Dead Intro (recording), Morning Dew, Sittin' On Top Of The World, Me & My Uncle, Not Fade Away, Casey Jones, Mama Tried, Good Lovin'**, High Time, Cumberland Blues, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Viola Lee Blues, Uncle John's Band


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore East
Location New York City, NY

Source Audience
Lineage AUD > MC > Cass > Cass > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Andrew Clarke and JCotsman

Notes

* with David Nelson & John Dawson
** Bob Weir sings lead on Good Lovin'

--This is the only known Dead performance of the Everly Brothers song, So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad
--This is the 1st known Dead rendition of Rosalie McFall

Garcia plays pedal steel guitar with the New Riders
For unknown reasons, Pigpen does not sing on any song during the show, although he does play keyboard.

The recording is rather distant and includes crowd chatter. In order to save batteries, the tape was stopped and started by the recorder just as songs started and ended. The beginnings and ends of most songs are therefore clipped, though this has not been noted except for the more severe cases. Sound Forge was used to normalize, pitch correct, and smooth over the cuts.

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Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2015
Subject: -
Not the most interesting listen
Reviewer: micah6vs8 - - July 14, 2011
Subject: Found Gold?
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Reviewer: cloudsplitter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2010
Subject: Good performance
The Dead play great on this night, and luckily we at least got a decent audience recording of it. Unlike much of 1970 that's not even available, so I can't really complain about the quality and as long as the Dead is on it's gotta be good. A nice one time performance of So Sad, and a good first performance of Rosa Lee, always gotta love the Acoustic Dead.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 12, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live on Stage" July 11, 1970 at the Fillmore East, New York City, New York, United States of America
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I guess this show is the not the 11th, it's the 12th, and the 12th is the 11th...geesh...freakin' hippies...!

Beware!

The music of the first 9 songs only comes out of the left channel. All you hear out of the right channel is tape hiss, until the acoustic GRATEFUL DEAD perform "A Voice From On High".

The "taper" was kind enough to be quite during most of the show; thank you, but there are a few tiny moments here and there where the silence is broken.

I'd say for an audience recording from 1970 (the stone age of recording) it's no too bad...ah, um....hmm.

I mean if you're into the DEAD you've got plenty of LOVE to make up for the less than perfect audio quality, b'cause you know the reward is a super cool, smooth, groovin' GRATEFUL DEAD concert at the Fillmore East. And face it, you ain't never gonna see or hear the DEAD at the Fillmore East ever again, unless it's a recording, and you might as well listen to this recording because it takes you back to 1970, at the Fillmore East and you're out in the audience with the NYC crowd...yee ha!

I'd like to say thanks to the taper. His heart & soul was/is in the right place.

The taper captured an ultra-rare GRATEFUL DEAD moment....the live acoustic performance of "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) by the Everly Brothers.

You can hear how the Everly Brothers influenced the BEATLES, and how the GRATEFUL DEAD's taste in music is/was exceptional.

I recommend turning the right channel off completely for the first 9 songs and you use your EQ during playback for the entire show.

Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.

It would be nice to have a clean soundboard of this show...Garcia plays pedal steel with the NEW RIDERS of the PURPLE SAGE and it's a great performance.

One of the best live performances of the NRPS I've heard. They ain't foolin' around, they are well rehearsed and are performing as if they were in the studio. The NRPS were way ahead of their time by at least a quarter century or more.

When the electric GRATEFUL DEAD appear on stage the NYC crowd gets wild and crazy.

Bob Weir sings "Good Lovin'".

I am giving this show 3 stars for the recording and mix.

I give this show 5 stars for performance and transfer.

For Audience recordings it's a 4, because of it's historical value. So I gave it 3 stars and call it a "MUST HAVE" show.

Here's one way to download this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at www.realplayer.com.

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder. Repeat these steps for each song.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1970.

PS: Remember to clik on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the poster for this show.

PSS: what kind of DEAD HEAD doesn't have a few "audience recordings" in their collection?
Reviewer: eesenor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2009
Subject: 7-11-70
Zias, below, is absolutely correct. 7/11 and 7/12 have plainly gotten switched everywhere, which even Kenny Schachat the source of the original 7/12 tape, the one with Viola, acknowledges could have happened. I was unequivocally there on 7/11, and the opener was, memorably, Easy Wind. The dates, of course, are of secondary interest, but if all this energy is being put into archiving, respect should be paid to first-hand accounts. By the way, just prior to the Night of the Living Dead sequence, was that master comedian, Richard Nixon, delivering his Checkers Speech. Sure the quality is crude, but so much better to capture the raw crowd fear of this monstrous Viola, a far cry from the Santa Claus and his cute dancing bears of recent popular imagery.
Reviewer: Steve from Oakland - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2009
Subject: Whichever date it was
My first show, GD at Midnight at the Fillmore East. Pigpen had laryngitis, so he plays, but does not sing. Deli at 7:30 AM next door. Whichever date it was doesn't matter
Reviewer: johnzias - - July 31, 2008
Subject: WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
I don't mean to be obnoxious, but this is the show from 7/12/70, not 7/11/70, having attended both. Of course mislabeling of earlier shows was rife when chronicling the Band's performances was a new thing, but at this point I felt a need to bring this up.

The Electric set of 7/11 opened with Easy Wind, and featured a medley of Dancing-Cryptical-Other One-Cryptical-Lovelight.
Reviewer: johnnyhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2006
Subject: Sound Quality
The quality is better than anything I ever recorded Live. Thanks for sharing it. This date seems to be mired in disagreement about the setlist. I've been checking several sites and believe it is correct.

Johnnyhead
Reviewer: blue52 - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2005
Subject: still love auds
yeah.multi-gen tape, in the woods, lisenin'to the "getto blaster"w/a bunch of your friends.... on woodstocks.works for me....something about auds.
Reviewer: patchesfluffnug - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2005
Subject: tooo bad about the sound quality
Great setlist, but unfortunatley the tape is not up to par with what we are getting spoiled with on this
site. still worth a listen, just imagine i'ts a multi-generation cassetee bootleg.
Reviewer: patchesfluffnug - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2005
Subject: tooo bad about the sound quality
Great setlist, but unfortunatley the tape is not up to par with what we are getting spoiled with on this
site. still worth a listen, just imagine i'ts a multi-generation cassetee bootleg.
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